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Keeping Detroit Running: Operating Engineers Open up their Career Training Center in Detroit

Keeping Detroit Running: Operating Engineers Open up their Career Training Center in Detroit

Graduates Work at Detroit stadiums, the Detroit Zoo, Detroit Public Schools and Other Residential and Commercial Projects

DETROIT –– Today, Operating Engineers 324 held tours of its state-of-the-art training labs and career facility in Detroit to prospective students and the general public. The facility is located at 1550 Howard St., Detroit, MI 48216.

Each year, hundreds of Michigan residents come to the Stationary Career Center to acquire top-notch skills each year for installation and maintenance of major heating and cooling systems in Detroit and throughout Michigan. Training is free and you don’t have to be a member to enroll.

Many graduates now have good-paying jobs keeping Detroit stadiums, the Detroit Zoo and the Detroit Institute of Arts running. There are also many career opportunities available with other major public, residential and commercial projects.

“The men and women who go through our top-notch training at the Stationary Career Center land good-paying jobs with great benefits and health care. Our graduates have the opportunity to work behind the scenes at some of the biggest venues in Detroit, like Ford Field and the DIA, making sure that folks can truly enjoy them by staying warm in the winter and cool in the summer. And you don’t have to be a member to get job training that will put you at the center of the rebuilding of Detroit,” said Stationary Education Director Jim Arini.

The Stationary Career Center is offering new programs in energy conservation, electrical troubleshooting and mechanical equipment maintenance. Members of Operating Engineers 324; Stationary Education Director Jim Arini; Instructor Jerry Smith; and Keith Smith, Apprentice Coordinator of the Operating Engineers Local 324 Stationary Education Center & Apprenticeship Fund, were on hand.

“This is a great opportunity for Detroit community leaders and residents to see what Operating Engineers 324 has to offer the city. We’re all about offering top-notch training so that people can start exciting careers that keep Detroit and the state moving forward,” said Arini.